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The Best PG-13 LGBTQ+ Movies 

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List of PG-13 LGBTQ+ movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG-13 LGBTQ+ movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 LGBTQ+ movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 LGBTQ+ movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top PG-13 LGBTQ+ movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great PG-13 LGBTQ+ films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 LGBTQ+ film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of movies, including Clueless and The Color Purple.

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Did you know that Steven Spielberg and David Lynch have both directed PG-13 LGBT movies?

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Love, Simon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 LGBTQ+ Movies
Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp

Released: 2018

Directed by: Greg Berlanti

Love, Simon is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, based on the novel by Becky Albertalli. Simon (Nick Robinson), a 17-year-old closeted gay high school student, is ...more
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Sarah Silverman, Rosario Dawson, Idina Menzel

Released: 2005

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Rent is a 2005 American musical drama film directed by Chris Columbus. It is an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, in turn based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. ...more

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Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Released: 1995

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. The film is set in Beverly Hills ...more

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Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Philadelphia is a 1993 American drama film and one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia. It was written by Ron Nyswaner, directed by ...more

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Robin Williams, Naomi Campbell, Patrick Swayze

Released: 1995

Directed by: Beeban Kidron

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Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne

Released: 1985

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

The Color Purple is a 1985 American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker. It was Spielberg's eighth film as ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore

Released: 2002

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

The Hours is a 2002 British-American drama film directed by Stephen Daldry, and starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by David Hare is based on ...more

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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 LGBTQ+ Movies
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

Released: 1993

Directed by: Chris Columbus, Chuck Jones

Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. A recently divorced actor (Robin Williams) decides to ...more

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Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Mary-Louise Parker

Released: 2004

Directed by: Brian Dannelly

Saved! is a 2004 American teen comedy-drama film involving elements of religious satire. It was directed by Brian Dannelly and written by Dannelly and Michael Urban. It stars Jena Malone, Mandy ...more

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I Can’t Think Straight Lisa Ray, Dalip Tahil, Nina Wadia

Released: 2008

Directed by: Shamim Sarif

I Can't Think Straight is a 2008 romance film adapted from a same name novel about a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian descent, Tala, who is preparing for an elaborate wedding. A turn of ...more

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Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mark Waters

Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz

Released: 1997

Directed by: James L. Brooks

As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks and produced by Laura Ziskin. It stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic, homophobic, racist, ...more

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Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, Tom Selleck

Released: 1997

Directed by: Frank Oz

In & Out is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, and Wilford Brimley. It is an original ...more

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Rachel McAdams, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes

Released: 2005

Directed by: Thomas Bezucha

The Family Stone is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Thomas Bezucha. Produced by Michael London and distributed by 20th Century Fox, it stars an ensemble cast, including ...more

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Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster, Meagan Good

Released: 2004

Directed by: Angela Robinson

D.E.B.S. is a 2004 American action-comedy film directed by Angela Robinson, based on the 2003 short film. Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest ...more

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Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Viola Davis

Released: 2002

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Far from Heaven is a 2002 American drama film written and directed by Todd Haynes and starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, and Patricia Clarkson. The film tells the story of ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Teri Hatcher, Whoopi Goldberg

Released: 1991

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

Soapdish is a 1991 comedy film which tells a backstage story of the cast and crew of a popular fictional television soap opera. It stars Sally Field as an aging soap star, joined by Kevin Kline, ...more

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Heather Graham, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Cumming

Released: 2007

Directed by: Sue Kramer

Gray Matters is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by Sue Kramer, starring Heather Graham, Tom Cavanagh and Bridget Moynahan. It premiered on October 21, 2006 at the Hamptons International ...more

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Lisa Ray, Nandana Sen, Parvin Dabas

Released: 2007

Directed by: Shamim Sarif

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Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Toby Jones

Released: 1992

Directed by: Sally Potter

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Michael McMillian, Austin Basis, Sian Heder

Released: 2004

Directed by: Tennyson Bardwell

Dorian Blues is a 2004 comedy-drama film about a gay teenager coming to terms with his identity in upstate New York. The film was written and directed by Tennyson Bardwell and is loosely based ...more
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William H. Macy, Ron Perlman, Ally Walker

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mark Illsley

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Annabella Sciorra, Brad Renfro, Diana Scarwid

Released: 1995

Directed by: Peter Horton

The Cure is a 1995 comedy-drama film starring Brad Renfro and Joseph Mazzello about two boys searching for the cure of AIDS, from which one of them is suffering. It was produced by Eric Eisner ...more

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Gabrielle Anwar, Alison Eastwood, Frank Vincent

Released: 2000

Directed by: David Snedeker

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3 Generations is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 LGBTQ+ Movies
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Directed by: Gaby Dellal

3 Generations is a 2015 American drama film directed by Gaby Dellal and written by Nikole Beckwith and Dellal. Teenager Ray realizes and pursues his true identity as male and his mother Maggie, ...more